My favorite place on this planet is Mauritius.
It “looks” like the island of Kauai did in the 60’s, yet it is a major tech hub sitting in the Indian Ocean, as one of their main sources of revenue for the past 15 years or so has been call centers/IT.
It’s truly lovely, with beach, sugar cane, mountains and jungle-type areas, and it’s a conservationists paradise as this was the island where the dodo went extinct and I get the feeling they won’t let something like that happen again on their watch.
It is relatively well placed in relation to India, Africa, Australia, The Middle East and Asia (Japan/Korea/China) with direct flights to all of them.
A 1 bedroom apartment (of your own) with full utilities and Internet will run you around $350 a month there, and you can certainly find things cheaper. As for food prices, it depends on what you get whether it is cheap or not. Milk has to be imported, so it is $4 a gallon. Local beer is $1.50 a bottle.
As with most of these island nations, there is a very stark split of the wealthy vs poor – you will see mansions next to shacks, however in the morning the children come out of each in the same uniforms and go to school with each other, laughing and playing together.
But the thing that sold me on Mauritius is the people. They are so welcoming and open, and they make it so easy to live and work.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Where-would-you-suggest-to-go-as-a-digital-nomad
Originally Posted On: 2015-11-08